Specializing in professional roof repairs and installations in the Denver market requires experience in all aspects of roofing and an understanding of our local weather conditions. Gold Star Premium Roofing is locally owned and managed by Colorado natives and Military Veteran service, covering these issues and more.
All of us are well aware that all roofs, shingled and flat roof systems, have a due date when they expire. This means that they cannot last forever. As a homeowner, it is important that you always keep a close eye on your roof in order to identify any problems early in advance. Roofing problems can at first seem trivial but later on, many homeowners realize that they are actually serious problems that require professional intervention at a higher cost if pushed down the road.
Buyers and mortgage companies avoid failing roofs like the plague, so replacement may be what it takes to pass inspection — but don’t expect a full return on investment. The average roof replacement recoups only 68.8% of its cost in increased home value, according to Remodeling magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value report. A $20,664 roof replacement would add only about $14,216 in value, for example. For this reason it is important to take advantage of storm related events that can trigger insurance to pay for part or whole roof replacements. Gold Star Premium Roofing specializes in identifying these events and relaying this information to insurance companies through science, in a way insurance companies except, and show how these events mandate a roof replacement or repair. This is how you protect your home investment and your money from the top down.
Gold Star Premium Roofing can help guide you through each and every step of the roofing process from inspection to construction, installation, remodeling, maintenance, repair and even replacement further down the road.
How to prepare for a roof replacement:
1. DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Understand the size and complexity of your roof and know the exact materials you want to have installed before talking to contractors. These details help keep estimates consistent and encourage competitive pricing.
One ‘roofing square’ equals 100 square feet of roofing material.
If you encounter the term “roofing square” while researching materials or getting estimates, know that one “square” equals 100 square feet of roofing material. If you’re talking with a roofing contractor, installation, materials, and disposal fees are included in the estimate.
2. Get References and Feel comfortable with your roofing contractor
Get quotes from several roofers and always request and check local references before hiring someone. Be wary of extremely low bids, which could mean subpar work, and make sure they offer a warranty on materials and installation. If references check out and your comfortable, then stop quote process and hire your choice!
Check with your local building department or state consumer protection agency to confirm the roofers are properly licensed and insured.
3. Timing, Timing, Timing
Roofers are busiest in late summer and fall, don’t let this deter you! This is for a reason. The sooner you roof the sooner your are protected. Some choose to wait for a slower season to get a better deal, this typically is not true, but again do what makes you comfortable.
4. USE YOUR INSURANCE
Homeowners insurance usually covers roof damage that’s not caused by neglect. If a hailstorm or wind knocks some shingles loose or granules off shingles, for example, your insurer may pay all or part of the replacement cost.